With their fantastic history, large fanbase and compact stadium, football tickets to see matches in Scotland involving Heart of Midlothian FC are often difficult to obtain. However, Ticket4Football.com – the dedicated football tickets website – can help you sample the unique atmosphere of Tynecastle Stadium, the 125-year-old home of the famous Edinburgh club best known simply as Hearts.
They were founded in 1874 and derived their romantic name from a local jail where executions were once held and which also provided the title for a novel by Sir Walter Scott, plus a local dancehall attended by some of the club's founding members.
In 1875 Hearts played for the first time against Edinburgh rivals Hibernian (Hibs), thus kick-starting what is believed to be the world's longest-running regularly played derby match. During the four years of the First World War a total of 31 Hearts players signed up for the Army and, tragically, 11 were killed.
The club's most successful period came between 1951 and 1966 under the management of Tommy Walker. Hearts have been league champions of Scotland four times, won the Scottish League Cup four times and have notched up seven Scottish Cup Final victories, the most recent being in 2006.
Famous players from the past include Willie Bauld, Alfie Conn Snr, Dave Mackay, Donald Ford and John Robertson.
The club is now owned by Lithuanian businessman Vladimir Romanov. The current squad includes players from Spain (Suso Santana and Ruben Palazuelos), Iceland (Eggert Jonsson), Czech Republic (Rudi Skacel), Algeria (Ismael Bouzid), Slovakia (Marian Kello) and Lithuania (Marius Zaliukas).
Hearts' record attendance was set in 1932 when 53,396 packed into Tynecastle to watch a cup clash with Rangers. The stadium's capacity is currently only 18,000, meaning that football tickets for Hearts matches can often be difficult to obtain.
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